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January 10, 2020

Trump proposes sweeping rollback of environmental oversight

  • The proposal calls for greatly narrowing the scope of the half-century-old National Environmental Policy Act, which requires federal agencies to consider whether a project would harm the air, land, water or wildlife.
  • By ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the way and speed up development of a wide range of commercial projects by cutting back federal review of their impact on the environment.

    “The United States can't compete and prosper if a bureaucratic system holds us back from building what we need,” Trump said at the White House in announcing the proposed regulatory rollback, surrounded by Cabinet secretaries, industry leaders and workers in hard hats.


     
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